Ararat's Marian College year 12 students will participate in fundraising efforts for the sixth year.
The college works in partnership with the Co-Id Foundation to raise money for the children on Bohla Island.
The foundation is run by Fred Hyde, who set it up to give disadvantaged children on Bohla Island the chance to learn.
2019 year 12 student Hugh Carey has started the fundraising earlier than usual - enthusiastic about reaching a target set at $10,000 for the year.
"I've had older siblings participate in the fundraising and it was something I was looking forward to when reaching my final year of schooling," he said.
"In past years, fundraising hasn't started until term three but I wanted to get a head start so we can raise as much as we can for the foundation."
Carey said it was a great way to bond with the senior class before moving on at the end of the year.
"We are already starting to plan our term three fundraisers," he said.
"It's a great opportunity to work towards a common goal and make great memories with fellow students before we head on out into the world at the end of the year.
"It shows how lucky we are here and how much things can be taken for granted - it really reminds you of the importance of everyday activities."
Carey has distributed donation tins within Stawell businesses.
"I've started with Stawell businesses and will be moving on to Ararat businesses soon before term three," he said.
"Businesses have welcomed the idea of the fundraiser.
"We've had a roast lamb roll day at school and some private donations come in, our tally is about $1600 so far."
Marian College's assistant principal Matthew Summers said somewhere in the vicinity of $40,000 to $45,000 has been raised in total since the fundraising commenced.
"Its the year 12's responsibility and raise the awareness," he said.
"It's technically not in the curriculum but it falls into their well being religious education program of year 12.
"It teaches the students organisational skills around planning the event and activities. It demonstrates to the students there are people worse off than themselves - it sits really well within the Catholic values of the school."
Previous funds raised have gone towards paying teacher's wages and buying books and stationery at the Bohla Island school as well as keep the building in good repair.
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